I love artichokes! Who knew a thistle could be so tasty? I sometimes wonder about the first person to try an artichoke, were they really adventurous or really hungry? What about the first person to eat a lobster? Had to be pretty brave, I’m thinking….
Anyway, try this sometime when you are craving a thistle!
It’s simple, tasty and impressive. You can’t really ask for much more out of a recipe.
Don’t let trimming and steaming them intimidate you. Just trim the tops of the leaves, pull off any leaves near the bottom that look tough and clean out the choke (the fuzzy part) after they’ve cooked. It’s pretty darn easy.
Steam for about 30 to 35 minutes on the stove top or 20 minutes in a pressure cooker or instapot.
Artichokes with Vinaigrette
- 2 artichokes
- 1/4 C champagne vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 t dried basil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Steam the artichokes until soft
- Blend the rest of the ingredients in a blender
Easy, peasy. I use a pressure cooker to steam my artichokes because it takes so long to do it at this altitude.
serve warm, it’s a nice snack, appetizer or light lunch…